04/26/2012 3:00PM

Keeneland Babies for April 27, 2012

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Welcome to Keeneland Babies! I'll break down the statistics for every juvenile contest at the meet.

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Thursday's Result:
Race 1.  GOOD TICKLED finished second

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Race 8
4 1/2 Furlongs (Polytrack)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $50,000

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*Program Number:  1.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  LIVE AND LEARN (Quiet American - Life Savior, by Patton)
*Trainer: Dwight Preston
*Jockey:  Gabriel Saez
*Morning Line:  8-1
*Foal Date (State):   April 18, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:   $4,500 yearling (Fasig-Tipton, October 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 1 route winner (12-4-3-1, $754,650, 0-1 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  129-1197 (11%) with juveniles
*Dam Race Record:  Winner (53-11-5-9, $238,929, 1-3 at two, 10-46 in main track sprints, cost $2,700 as yearling)
*Dam Produce Record:  First starter
*Female Family Notes:   This is the female family of Grade 1 winner WILLOW HOUR (22-6-5-2, $339,556, 1-5 at two)
*Trainer Stat:  0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland.

*Program Number:  1a.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  ANGEL SOCKS (Eurosilver - Snow Angel, by Alphabet Soup)
*Trainer:  Dwight Preston
*Jockey:  Gabriel Saez
*Morning Line:  8-1
*Foal Date (State):  March 10, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:  $2,500 yearling (Keeneland, September 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 2 route winner at two (12-4-4-0, 622K, 2-3 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  25-289 (9%) with juveniles
*Dam Race Record:  Unplaced (1-0-0-0, 321, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, cost $50,000 as yearling)
*Dam Produce Record:  2 runners, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner 
*Female Family Notes:  Dam a half-sister to FREE AGENT ON ICE (Grade 3-placed on turf, 31-2-4-6, 174K, 1-3 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland.

*Program Number:  2.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  TIA SILVIA (Consolidator - Tacky Waki, by Miswaki)
*Trainer:  Marco Castaneda
*Jockey:  Juan Enriquez
*Morning Line:  20-1
*Foal Date (State):  February 22, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:  $3,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton, October 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 1 route winner at two (10-3-1-1, 661K, 2-7 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  47-471 (10%) with juveniles
*Dam Race Record:  Sprint winner in slop (11-1-3-0, 9K, 0-1 at two, 1-8 in main track sprints, cost $17,000 as yearling and $53,000 as a juvenile)
*Dam Produce Record:  8 runners, 4 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 7 main track sprint runners in America; 2 main track sprint winners in America
*Female Family Notes:   Female family of PRIOLO (multiple Group 1 winner on turf in France, unraced in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   0-3 over the past five years with second-time juveniles in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland.

*Program Number:  3.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  LOVE ME GOOD (Jazil - Lovegood, by Albert the Great)
*Trainer:   Timothy Hamm
*Jockey:  James Graham
*Morning Line:  5-1
*Foal Date (State):  February 19, 2010 (Kentucky)  
*Auction History:   $25,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2011); Entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton, May 2012)
*Sire Race Record:  Grade 1 route winner (11-2-5-0, $890,532, 1-3 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  0-12 with juvenile debut runners 0 debut winners in 2012
*Dam Race Record:  Unplaced (1-0-0-0, $60, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints, cost $10,000 as yearling)
*Dam Produce Record:  First starter
*Broodmare Sire Info:   0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a half-sister to DAWN OF THE CONDOR (Grade 2 winner, 78-13-10-11, $481,369, 0-1 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints) and PREDAWN RAID (Grade 3 route winner, 29-8-3-1, $186,280, 0-2 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   3-34 (9%, $1.52 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 1-3 (33%, $5.19 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 0-4 with all debut runners in 2012
*Workout Information:  April 10 workout matches barn's 4-year-old filly JUST WHISPER (finished ninth in $50,000 maiden claimer at Keeneland on April 21 with 40 Beyer). According to the "Keeneland Clocker Report" for April 10, Love Me Good was outworked by SHELTOWEE'S GIRL, an unraced juvenile filly. According to the "Keeneland Clocker Report" for April 17, Love Me Good "continues to be the better of Sheltowee's Girl."  According to the "Keeneland Clocker Report" for April 22, Love Me Good "got the first 3/8 in 34.0, Graham eased up the last eighth."

*Program Number:  4.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  LEINAN (Ready's Image - Golden Mirage, by Green Desert)
*Trainer:  Josie Carroll
*Jockey:   Robby Albarado
*Morning Line:  12-1
*Foal Date (State):   February 10, 2010 (Kentucky)  
*Auction History:   $39,000 weanling (Keeneland, November 2010), $80,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer, July 2011); $150,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Select, March 2012)
*Blacktype Siblings:  WILLOW BUNCH (half-sister, multiple stakes-winner, 5-4-0-0, $288,483, unraced at two, 3-3 in main track sprints); NATURAL SPEED (half-brother, stakes-winner, 38-7-10-5, $226,187, 0-2 at two, 5-28 in main track sprints)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 2 sprint winner at two (10-4-1-1, $310,542, 3-6 at two, won debut, 4-7 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  0-1 with juvenile debut runners in 2012 (first crop)
*Dam Race Record:  Multiple stakes-winner on turf (13-3-2-3, $100,691, 2-6 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints)
*Dam Produce Record:  7 runners, 5 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 6 main track sprint runners, 5 main track sprint winners
*Broodmare Sire Info:  0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012  
*Trainer Stat:  7-62 (11%, $1.28 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints;  2-7 (29%, $2.97 ROI) with all debut runners in 2012 (both older debut winners with Lasix and blinkers on synthetic)
*Workout Information:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.0 prior to the March auction; According to the "Keeneland Clocker Report" for April 10, Leinan gave a "good effort, held the edge on Arabian Magic."  Arabian Magic is an unraced 3-year-old filly.  According to the "Keeneland Clocker Report" for April 17, Leinan worked "head up with Arabian Magic at the wire, rider had a lot of horse."   According to the "Keeneland Clocker Report" for April 23, Leinan "was under a nice hold."

*Program Number:  5.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  ALL DAY DONNA (Value Plus - Kiss the King, by Roman Ruler)
*Trainer:  John Hancock
*Jockey:  Oriana Rossi
*Morning Line:  12-1
*Foal Date (State):  January 30, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:  $2,200 yearling (Keeneland, September 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Stakes-winning sprinter (15-3-4-1, $414,595, 1-4 at two, 3-8 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  33-290 (11%) with juveniles
*Dam Race Record:  Unraced
*Dam Produce Record:  First starter
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a half-sister to AS YOU LIKE (multiple stakes-winner in Italy, 71-16-13-8, 371K, 3-9 at two)
*Trainer Stat:   0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland.

*Program Number:  6.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  ALMOST AN ANGEL (Artie Schiller - Earthly Angel, by Crafty Prospector)
*Trainer:   Wesley Ward
*Jockey:  Julio Garcia
*Morning Line:  5-2
*Foal Date (State):  May 12, 2010 (Kentucky) 
*Auction History:   $25,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2011)
*Blacktype Siblings:   GALLATIN FOREST (half-brother, stakes-placed sprinter, 17-5-4-2, $118,455, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-7 in main track sprints)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 1 winner on turf (22-10-5-3, $2,088,853, 2-5 at two, won debut, 0-1 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  5-66 (8%) with juvenile debut runners; 0 debut winners in 2012
*Dam Race Record:  Unraced
*Dam Produce Record:  6 runners, 6 winners, 4 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners, 2 juvenile debut winners, 4 main track sprint runners, 4 main track sprint winners
*Broodmare Sire Info:   1-8 (13%, $0.75 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012 (older winner)
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a full sister to MR. BLUEBIRD (Grade 2 winner, 20-7-6-1, $335,830, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints).  Dam a half-sister to MORTAL CINCH (stakes-placed sprinter, 13-3-1-1, $69,975, 1-3 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   20-56 (36%, Positive ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 15-43 (35%) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 5-16 (31%, $2.08) with all debut runners in 2012 (all winners with Lasix and blinkers, 4 juvenile debut winners, 3 juvenile debut winners at this meet on synthetic, 2 juvenile debut winners at this meet on synthetic for this owner, 1 juvenile debut winner at this meet on synthetic with Julio Garcia aboard).
*Workout Information:  March 11, March 19 workouts match barn's juvenile filly JUSTCALLMEMONI (finished sixth in career debut at Keeneland on April 19).  March 11 workout went .01 faster than barn's juvenile filly SUNSET TIME (finished fourth in career debut at Keeneland on April 26).  March 26, April 1 workouts match barn's juvenile SKYLANDER (finished first in career debut at Keeneland on April 6).  April 13 workout matches barn's juvenile MUGGSY (finished second in career debut at Keeneland on April 19).

*Program Number:  7.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  BYE BYE BUNTING (Chapel Royal - Berlin Blues, by El Prado)
*Trainer:  Darrin Miller
*Jockey:  Javier Castellano
*Morning Line:  4-1
*Foal Date (State):  January 23, 2010 (Ontario, Canada) 
*Auction History:   $5,048 RNA yearling (Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society - Ontario Division, September 2011); Withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton, October 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 2 sprint winner at two (8-3-2-1, $495,571, 3-6 at two, won debut, 3-6 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  27-213 (13%) with juvenile debut runners; 0 debut winners in 2012
*Dam Race Record:  Unraced
*Dam Produce Record:  2 runners, 2 winners, 0 juvenile runners, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner
*Broodmare Sire Info:  1-16 (6%, $1.81 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012 (older winner)  
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a full sister to PRADO STAR (stakes-placed router at two, 15-5-1-0, $203,779, 1-5 at two, 4-7 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   2-13 (15%) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 1-7 (14%) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 3-7 (42, $9.97 ROI) with all debut runners in 2012 (all winners with Lasix, 1 older winner with blinkers, 2 debut winners at this meet on synthetic, 1 juvenile debut winner at this meet on synthetic with Javier Castellano aboard).
*Workout Information:  According to the "Keeneland Clocker Report" for April 18, Bye Bye Bunting game a "nice workout, has been in front of all workmates this meet."

*Program Number:  8.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  KANSAS (Majestic Warrior - Leeward City, by Carson City)
*Trainer:   Wesley Ward
*Jockey:  John Velazquez
*Morning Line:  7-2
*Foal Date (State):  April 21, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:   Withdrawn yearling (Keeneland, September 2011); Withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton, October 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 1 sprint winner at two (7-2-0-0, $239,229, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  0-2 with juvenile debut runners in 2012 (first crop)
*Dam Race Record:  Placed sprinting (11-0-2-2, $23,910, 0-7 at two, 0-7 in main track sprints)
*Dam Produce Record:  4 runners, 4 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners, 4 main track sprint runners, 3 main track sprint winners.
*Broodmare Sire Info:  2-24 (8%, $1.65 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012 (both older winners)
*Female Family Notes:   Second dam is LEA LUCINDA (Grade 2 winner at two, 19-3-1-4, $511,775, 3-9 at two, won debut, 1-4 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:  20-57 (35%, Positive ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 15-44 (34%) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 5-16 (31%, $2.08) with all debut runners in 2012 (all winners with Lasix and blinkers, 4 juvenile debut winners, 3 juvenile debut winners at this meet on synthetic, 2 juvenile debut winners at this meet on synthetic for this owner, 1 juvenile debut winner at this meet on synthetic with John Velazquez aboard).
*Workout Information:  April 8 workout matches barn's juvenile filly LIGNITE (finished second in career debut at Keeneland on April 13).  April 8 workout matches barn's juvenile THE ROOFER (finished third in career debut at Keeneland on April 12).  April 21 workout matches barn's juvenile filly SUNSET TIME (finished fourth in career debut at Keeneland on April 26)

*Program Number: 9.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  EMMA'S HOLY BEE (Defer - Whateverwillbwillb, by Western Expression)
*Trainer:  Thomas Short
*Jockey:  Marcelino Torres
*Morning Line:  20-1
*Foal Date (State):  January 11, 2010 (New York)
*Auction History: $1,500 yearling (Flying Zee Dispersal, October 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 3 winner at two, (18-4-3-6, $260,635, 2-3 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  5-26 (19%) with juvenile runners
*Dam Race Record:  Multiple stakes-placed (23-4-6-6, $196,803, 0-3 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
*Dam Produce Record:  First starter
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a full sister to SAX IN THE CITY (stakes-placed on turf, 25-3-4-2, $130,898, 1-1 at two, unraced in main track sprints). Dam a half-sister to WRITINGONTHEWALL (stakes-placed on turf, 30-9-6-4, $362,264, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   0-14 over the past five years with juveniles in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 0-13 over the past five years with juveniles in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland.

*Program Number:  10
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  WHOA BACK NELLIE (Consolidator - Sutter Sutter, by Sutter's Prospect)
*Trainer:   Jim Corrigan
*Jockey:  Brian Hernandez Jr.
*Morning Line:  15-1
*Foal Date (State):  February 23, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:  $1,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland, November 2010)
*Blacktype Siblings:  ENCORE SARITTA (full sister, stakes-placed sprinter at two, 16-3-2-3, $131,379, 1-4 at two, won debut, 3-15 in main track sprints)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 1 route winner at two (10-3-1-1, 661K, 2-7 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  9-129 (7%) with juvenile debut runners; 0 debut winners in 2012
*Dam Race Record:  Multiple stakes-winning sprinter at two (14-4-3-0, $169,818, 4-5 at two, won debut, 4-13 in main track sprints)
*Dam Produce Record:  3 runners, 3 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 1 juvenile debut winner, 3 main track sprint winners
*Broodmare Sire Info:  0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012     
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a half-sister to FLAG DANCER (stakes-placed sprinter at two, 9-1-1-1, $18,501, 1-4 at two, won debut, 1-9 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   1-19 (5%, $0.90 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 0-5 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; this is first debut starter in 2012
*Workout Information:  April 14 workout matches barn' 4-year-old CAMPTON (finished third in 'n2x' optional claimer at Mountaineer on April 21 with 66 Beyer); April 14 workout matches barn's 4-year-old EL DIABLO (Beyer top of 60)

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*Analysis:
ALMOST AN ANGEL is a half-sister to Gallatin Forest, a five-length debut winner at two over the Tapeta surface at Presque Isle Downs.  In his second start, Gallatin Forest finished third in the $100,000 Fitz Dixon Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes.  Trained by Wesley Ward, Almost an Angel shows some quick works for her debut.
ANGEL SOCKS and ALL DAY DONNA gained valuable experience when chasing odds-on winner Barisoff 20 days ago.  The former passed some tired horses to finish second for a barn that's sent out some live babies at this meeting while All Day Donna was stuck down on the rail on the turn.  Both can move forward, but it looks like they'll face some promising first-time starters. 
EMMA'S HOLY BEE showed brief speed in her debut when finishing behind both Angel Socks and All Day Donna.  Six days later, she didn't do much running and must improve in this spot.
WHOA BACK NELLIE is a full sister to Encore Saritta, a juvenile debut winner on dirt at Saratoga.  Second-out, Encore Saritta finished third in the $180,000 NATC Futurity at Monmouth.  This dam was a quick performer, but Whoa Back Nellie was bought back for $1,000 as a weanling.
KANSAS, also trained by Wesley Ward, is from the first crop of Majestic Warrior, a juvenile debut winner at Saratoga that took the Grade 1 Hopeful going seven furlongs second-time out.  There is some class in this female family and John Velazquez takes the mount for the powerful Coolmore outfit.
LOVE ME GOOD shows a pair of bullet workouts leading up to her debut, but is bred to relish more distance.
BYE BYE BUNTING has caught the eye of the local clockers and this trainer/jockey combination boasts a juvenile debut winner at the meet.
LEINAN sold for $80,000 last year and worked a furlong in 10 seconds before being bought back for $150,000 earlier this season.
TIA SILVA and LIVE AND LEARN may be in too tough.

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*Selections:
1. ALMOST AN ANGEL
2. ANGEL SOCKS
3. ALL DAY DONNA

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The Play:
Almost an Angel - Angel Socks (part of entry) Exacta
Almost an Angel - All Day Donna Exacta

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*Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager, scheduled surface only): 6-0-4, +$2.40